Canadian parents call for more donors from ethnic groups

The parents of two boys with Fanconi's anemia -- a rare, genetic blood disease that requires stem cell transplantation -- are urging more people with mixed ethnic backgrounds to donate blood and stem cells to improve their sons' -- and others' -- chances of finding a match. The Canadian Blood Services last year launched the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, which has helped to increase the number of donors, and would like to see more non-Caucasians donate stem cells for use in treating life-threatening diseases.

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